The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is located in the city of Oshawa, in the province of Ontario. With a population of about 160,000 people, the University is well-located in a mid-sized Canadian town.
Canada is a country known for its quality education and the universities are ranked among the best in the world. With 99 high-quality universities in the country, study abroad students to Canada are spoiled with quality choices.
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology ranks in the top half of Universities in Canada. This makes the school a very good choice for international students. Other reasons to study here include
1. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is famous for preparing students with the necessary practical knowledge to succeed in the work place.
2. In-course scholarship is available for brilliant students and there is also the general scholarship to help in tuition fees
3. It is located just an hour’s drive from the biggest International Airport in Canada
4. Oshawa is very close to the biggest city in Canada, Toronto, and is one of the fastest growing cities in the country
5. And for international students coming to Canada in general, they are allowed to apply for Post-graduate Work Permit that entitles them to stay in the country for up to 3 years after graduation.
Cost of living in Oshawa
Though Oshawa is hardly a huge city like Toronto, the cost of living here is generally higher than Toronto.
However, like in most places, the total cost of living would depend on the individual and other variables like location and lifestyle.
Below are prices of some goods and services in Oshawa
|Meal in modest restaurant||20.00 C$|
|Coke/Pepsi (0.3L small bottle)||2.12 C$|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon),||6.79 C$|
|Bread (0.45kg)||2.43 C$|
|Rice (white)||2.44 C$|
|Eggs (12)||3.04 C$|
|Beef Round (0.45kg)||5.67 C$|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||2.50 C$|
|Onion (0.45kg)||1.66 C$|
|One way Ticket Local Transport||3.25 C$|
|Monthly Pass ,||99.00 C$|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||3.83 C$|
|RENT AND BASIC UTILITIES||Prices|
|Basic Utilities||79.81 C$/month|
|Prepaid Mobile Tariff||0.10 C$/min|
|Apartment (1bedroom) city center||900.00 C$/month|
|Apartment (1bedroom) Outside of city Centre||825.00 C$/month|
Student cost of living in University of Ontario
Numerous factors can affect the cost of living in any single year. For instance, inflation affects the cost of goods and services.
However, a postgraduate student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology should expect to spend between $17,864 – $35,519 per year. The huge disparity is down to the choice of housing.
A breakdown of the costs are as follows
- Compulsory ancillary feels – $2,383
- Personal/textbook and supplies – $1,800
- Residence and housing costs – $7,680 – 15,000
- Clothing and other essentials – $2,400
- Shopping and food – $3,600
Application requirements and process
- Students must have a BSc degree in basic science courses or have qualifications equivalent to a BSc
- Intending students must have a minimum overall academic score of a B. That is GPA 3.0 on a 4.3 scale.
- In the last two years of full-time academic work at undergraduate level, students must have a minimum of B average
Documents to accompany the application
- Two letters of recommendations
- Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL(Internet-based), 83-87; TOEFL (paper-based), 560; IELTS, 6.5; MELAB, 85; CAEL, 70 (no sub-score of below 60)
- Official transcript of undergraduate work
- One to two-page of academic intent outlining why you want to pursue a postgraduate course.
- Photocopies of your academic certificates and degrees
Once all your documents are ready, you can now proceed to apply online. The process is about an hour long and you must have a printer ready.
You would be directed to the Ontario Universities Application Center website to complete the online application. So you must open a free account with the center.
Sending your documents
Once your application is received, you would receive an email with your student number and Pin. Also, you would get a link to the admission portal where you would upload the documents.
These are the instructions for submitting documents
Unofficial transcripts will be considered for initial assessment purposes.
Documents must be submitted as separate files in the format: UOIT Student Number – Document Type. Example: 100123456 – Undergraduate Transcript.
Both the front and back of the transcript are required.
A grading scale must be present on the transcript. If it is not, your file may not be accepted.
Documents must be in PDF format; we do not accept any other format.
Each document must not exceed 5 MB.
Do not send any documents that are not required for your program. If additional documentation is requested, you will be notified.
Unofficial transcripts printed from a university student system will not be accepted and we will not use external links to view your transcript.”
Letters of recommendation should not be uploaded with the documents. These must be sent by the referee to this address: [email protected] using the institution or a professional email account.
You would be informed about the receipt of your documents and application in about two weeks. The action taken on your application would be communicated to you.
The email sent to you on the successful application would contain a pin and a password to log into the applicant portal to check the status of your application.
In the applicant portal, you can
- Review the documents sent to the University
- Know which documents have not being received by the University
- Review any action taken on your application.
May 2018 application deadline – November 14, 2017
September 2018 application deadline – December 15, 2017
The tuition for international students for the MSc in Applied Science is $21,283.60 for the 2017/2018 academic session
All international students (except for countries like the US, UK, and a few others) must obtain a student visa before coming to study in Canada. Go here for a comprehensive guide on how to get a Canadian student visa.